Terry Vance

Real Name: Terry Vance

Identity/Class: Human, technology user

Occupation: School boy, detective

Affiliations: Dr.Watson (his partner, a monkey), Deadline Dawson (reporter)

Enemies: Unknown

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: The Schoolboy Slueth

Base of Operations: U.S.A.

First Appearance: Marvel Mystery Comics #10 (Timely Comics, August 1940)

Powers/Abilities: Terry is a genius, both a master inventor and a brilliant detective. Among his inventions were a miniature camera (used by Dr.Watson), and a variety of sensory devices.

History: (Marvel Mystery Comics #10-57) Working from his attic laboratory, school boy Terry Vance invented a number of devices to help him solve crimes. With his radio tuned into police frequencies, he would listen for intriguing cases, and when one arose, he would rush there, accompanied by his trusted companion, the highly intelligent monkey known as Dr.Watson.

Comments: Thanks to Jess Nevins for allowing me to use information from his excellent Golden Age Heroes Directory and his Guide to Golden Age Marvel Characters. Thanks also to Richard Boucher & Darrin Wiltshire @ PR-Publications for permission to use information from their equally brilliant collection of Golden Age Sites, PR Publications. Their knowledge of Golden Age characters far outstrips my own.


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